Giving Myself a Law: Nietzsche, self-respect, and the problem with Kant's universalism

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
This paper offers a new interpretation of Nietzsche’s criticisms of Kant’s account of freedom and renders these criticisms in such a way as to pose a serious challenge to Kantian ethics. My first aim is to explain Nietzsche’s challenge to the principle that being free means acting as a free agent ought to act, which I call Kant’s universalism. My second aim is to show that Kant’s accounts of self-respect is a particularly unconvincing account of how we can make room for virtues within a universalistic framework, and thereby persuade the Kantian that there is something wrong with the underlying universalism principle.
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-09-24
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
89 ( #46,530 of 2,448,731 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
17 ( #35,038 of 2,448,731 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.